KPFA Marathon 1/31 ( + auction and garage sale)

January 29th, 2015

The annual KPFA Grateful Dead marathon is Saturday, January 31, 2015, 9am to 1am Pacific time. Broadcast live on KPFA 94.1 fm in Berkeley and streaming online at kpfa.org, nugs.net, and gdradio.net

Hosts: David Gans and Tim Lynch

  • Rare unreleased Grateful Dead (and related) music!
  • Bill Kreutzmann’s Trypto Band
  • Live music by the T Sisters
  • Highlights from live performances broadcast on Dead to the World!

We’re running an auction right now (bidding closes the day after the marthon: Sun Feb 1 at noon PT). Click here to see a list of all the items – photos, backstage passes, a Jerry Garcia bobblehead, etc. Place your bids in the comments section of each item.

And I’m having a “garage sale” of items left over from previous fund-raisers. Click here for a list of those items. If you see something you like, contact me and I’ll set it aside for you.

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T-shirt designed and produced by Scott “Papa” Lindsey, available in Black or Chamois

Coffee provided by Grateful Beans and Leaves
Chocolate provided by Lillie Belle Farms

Thanks for your help! Papa Lindsey, Sandy Hall, Molly Foehl, Phil Osegueda, Sandy Sonnenfelt, Stuart Steinhardt, Brooke Caputo, Tony Ferro, James Schnitzen, Quincy McCoy, Laura Prives, Jeff Shepherd, Rick Hackett and Meredith Melville, Jack’s Oyster Bar and Seafood House, Bocanova, Gary Lambert, SiriusXM’s Grateful Dead Channel, Una Toibin, Mark Lichtenberger, Chef Jeff Rosen

For KPFA: Audiophile Workingman’s Dead

January 29th, 2015

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Our friends at the audiophile music company Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab have donated several copies of Workingman’s Dead on hybrid CD and 180-gram 45rpm vinyl.

The CD will play on regular CD players (and sounds awesome!) as well as SACD players. More info here.

The vinyl is a 2-disc set, mastered at 45rpm and pressed on high-grade vinyl. More info here.

The CD lists for $29.99; we’re asking a $50 donation to KPFA.
The vinyl lists for $44.99; we’re asking for a $75 donation to KPFA.

If you are interested in one or the other (or both), email me immediately and I’ll set the item(s) aside for you. You’ll need to make a check for the appropriate amount payable to KPFA and send it to Truth and Fun, Inc., 484 Lake Park Ave. #102, Oakland CA 94610-2730

Here’s the info about the marathon.

DG interview on NPR’s Here & Now

January 28th, 2015

I just did an interview for the Thursday, January 29 edition of NPR’s Here & Now. We talked about Saturday’s KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon and (spoiler alert!!) we played a few clips from the shows I am planning to play during the broadcast.

Here is a link to the piece.

DG interview in Radio Survivor

January 28th, 2015

Interview with Matthew Lasar, published this morning on Radio Survivor.

This weekend and through February David Gans will celebrate two milestones: his 29th Grateful Dead marathon on listener supported KPFA-FM in Berkeley and his 30th year of radio broadcasting. A musician and writer, Gans deejayed his first Deadhead Hour on KFOG-FM in San Francisco on February 18, 1985. He has hosted the weekly show Dead to the World on KPFA since 1990.

Read the interview here.

KPFA auction update

January 27th, 2015

CURRENT BIDS for the KPFA auction
Last update 11:00 pm PST Wed 1/28
DO NOT POST BIDS HERE! – post in the comments section of each item.

Photo by Jim Marshall (Jerry Garcia and Eric Clapton): $500
Jerry Garcia Bobblehead: $125
Postcards of the Hanging w/ bonus disc: $60
Photo by Jim Marshall (Phil Lesh on Haight Street): $230
Photo by Stu Levy (Jerry Garcia 12/31/78): $230
Poster by Kelley and Greene: $200
Photo by Bob Minkin (Jerry Garcia 5/2/87): $222
Photo by Jim Marshall (Jerry Garcia “Dead End”): $300
Laminated pass (Summer 1991): $300
Laminated pass (Fall 1994-Winter 1995): $100
Laminated pass (Summer 1995): $80
Photo of Jerry Garcia 1988 by Marc Franklin: $200
Photo by Bruce Polonsky (Phil Lesh 5/12/74): $50

Click through and place your bids in the comments section of each item.

Auction ends Sunday, February 1, 2015, at noon Pacific time.
Proceeds go to KPFA listener-sponsored radio and the home of Dead to the World (Wednesdays 8-10pm Pacific). Thank you!!

For KPFA: massage by Mark Lichtenberger

January 26th, 2015

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Mark Lichtenberger has donated two Lom Lomi (Hawaiian style) massages to the KPFA marathon!

Mark is a certified massage therapist with the state of California. He has over 650 hours of classroom and clinical training and 10 years experience at making people feel good. Mark specializes in Lomi Lomi, Hawaiian massage, utilizing a mixture of techniques, he delivers a massage unlike others. His clients continuously rave about his unique work.

Yours for a $100 donation. The massage will take place in Santa Rosa CA. First two donors who step up get ‘em! Email me.

KPFA Auction update

January 25th, 2015

AUCTION UPDATE

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1375

January 25th, 2015

Week of January 26, 2015

Part 1 29:17
Grateful Dead 12/5/71 Felt Forum, New York NY
DARK STAR->
ME AND MY UNCLE->
DARK STAR->
SITTIN’ ON TOP OF THE WORLD

Part 2 26:24
Grateful Dead, So Many Roads (1965-1995)
CAN’T COME DOWN
THAT’S IT FOR THE OTHER ONE

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. In a loving gesture dedicated to New York City nightclub Wetlands Preserve, Garcia’s hosts DeadCenter, a weekly Grateful Dead tribute night. On January 28, tribute band Terrapin will perform authentic Grateful Dead renditions. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

[Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from] Fare Thee Well, celebrating 50 years of Grateful Dead July 3, 4, and 5 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Bob, Phil, Bill and Mickey will be joined by Trey Anastasio, Bruce Hornsby, and Jeff Chimenti. Information on a variety of ticket packages can be found at dead50.net.

Auction item: Photo by Marc Franklin

January 24th, 2015

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Photo of Jerry Garcia 1988 by Marc Franklin. 11×14″ archival print, signed by the photographer.

Stuart Steinhardt says: “Sandy and I have a copy of this photo. That’s where David saw it. Marc takes some very intimate, direct portraits. It is a very fine photograph, definitely worth more that the opening bid.”

Auction to benefit KPFA listener-sponsored radio. Bidding starts at $100.00. Post your bid in the comments section below and check back often!

Auction ends Sunday, February 1, 2015, at noon Pacific time. Proceeds go to KPFA.

The annual KPFA Grateful Dead marathon is Saturday, January 31, 2015, 9am to 1am Pacific time. Broadcast live on KPFA 94.1 fm in Berkeley and streaming online at kpfa.org, nugs.net, and gdradio.net

Auction item: Postcards of the Hanging

January 23rd, 2015

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Postcards of the Hanging: Grateful Dead Perform the Songs of Bob Dylan – limited edition with bonus disc. Sealed!

Auction to benefit KPFA listener-sponsored radio. Bidding starts at $50.00. Post your bid in the comments section below and check back often!

Auction ends Sunday, February 1, 2015, at noon Pacific time. Proceeds go to KPFA.

The annual KPFA Grateful Dead marathon is Saturday, January 31, 2015, 9am to 1am Pacific time. Broadcast live on KPFA 94.1 fm in Berkeley and streaming online at kpfa.org, nugs.net, and gdradio.net